Mr David Beattie, MA, MD, FRCS(Eng), FAcadMEd Consultant Surgeon and Visiting Professor
Mr David Beattie, MA, MD, FRCS(Eng), FAcadMEdConsultant Surgeon and Visiting Professor

How to contact us

Mr David Beattie

Consultant Surgeon



Consulting Rooms


24 West Street


PO19 1QP


Phone: 01243 789630

Fax: 01243 536591


Chichester Nuffield Hospital

78 Broyle Road


PO19 6WB


Central Bookings: 01243 753001



Outcomes and Feedback

Patient Feedback July 18.pdf
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New General Medical Council Guidelines for revalidation mean that all doctors are required to receive feedback from patients and colleagues.

The feedback shown here relates to my NHS practice and was collected and analysed independently and anonymously.

Common operations and procedures

The following is a list of the most common operations and procedures performed. Information about these can be found on the patient info page:


Hernia procedures

  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Femoral hernia repair
  • Umbilical and other abdominal wall hernia repairs 


Procedures for varicose veins

  • Minimal access VNUS radiofrequency ablation for varicose veins
  • Varicose vein operations
  • Injection sclerotherapy for veins


Minor general surgery procedures

  • Excision of lipomas
  • Excision of cysts
  • Excision of skin lesions
  • Operations for in growing toe nails

The initial consultation

The initial consultation will involve a discussion about your current problems and your medical history and an examination. Some patients, for example those with varicose veins, will have an ultrasound examination in addition to a physical examination. Following this you will be given a full explanation of the findings, the options for treatment and an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. It is not imperative that you make a decision about your treatment at the time of the consultation; the aim is that you leave with enough information to make an informed decision when you feel ready to. If you do decide to go ahead with treatment at the time of the consultation we will agree a date, although it is easy to do this later if you prefer. You will received information on consultation fees in advance, and all treatment costs will be discussed with you during your consultation so that you can make a fully-infomed decision.


All patients who are considering, or who have decided to have, surgical procedures should receive my personal email address. This makes it easy to ask any additional questions, to alter arrangments, or to clarify any issues between your operation and the planned follow-up consultation.

Do you need a formal referral from your GP?

A formal letter of referral from your GP is always welcome as good communication between GPs and specialists is a cornerstone of quality medical care. It is not vital however and I will always communicate fully with your GP after a consultation unless you ask specifcally that this is not done. If you have private medical insurance, your insurance company may require a letter of referral from your GP before they will sanction your consultation, investigation or treatment.

Your admission

The majority of interventions take place at the Chichester Nuffield Hospital. Prior to your admission the hospital will contact you to confirm the admission details and any pre-admission checks necessary.


On the day of admission you will be welcomed to the hospital by the nursing staff who will perform a number of administrative tasks and check your clinical observations - blood pressure, tempearture and so on. I will visit you to explain further about the operation or procedure and to give you the chance to ask any final questions before we sign the consent form together. If you are having a general anaesthetic you will also meet your anaesthetist who will talk to you about the anaesthetic and make their own pre operative checks.


Following the operation most patients are well enough to go home the same day. Those who require or request an overnight stay will receive a visit from me early the following morning to ensure that all is well prior to discharge.

The follow up consultation

At the time of your treatment an appointment will be made for a follow up consultation typically four to six weeks after your operation. This is so that I can assess the outcome of your treatment and so that you can ask any final questions.
You may have queries that arise before your follow up consultation, and in the rare event that any complications arise they don't usually wait until the follow up appointment to do so! You are welcome therefore to contact us at any time following your operation by:
  • Using the email address provided
  • Telephoning the West Street Consulting Rooms
  • Telephoning the Nuffield Hospital
  • Talking to your GP



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